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Neonatal mortality rate

(deaths per 1,000 live births)

In 2017, neonatal mortality rate in Democratic Republic of the Congo was 28.9 deaths per 1,000 live births. In the ranking by neonatal mortality rate including 193 countries, Democratic Republic of the Congo has the 165th rank that is close to the positions of such countries as Maldives and the Guinea Bissau. Compared to Australia which at the top of the ranking with neonatal mortality rate of 2.1 deaths per 1,000 live births in 2017, Democratic Republic of the Congo has 1,276.19 % percent higher neonatal mortality rate.

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What is neonatal mortality rate?

Neonatal mortality rate is the number of neonates dying before reaching 28 days of age, per 1,000 live births in a given year.